First Friday...GLBT Style! celebrates its first year of monthly events at the WaterWheel Cafe in Milford, PA on April 1. Featuring the music of In Spite of Ourselves, the anniversary event will include special door prizes and a buffet. The Upper Delaware GLBT Center thanks the WaterWheel for its warm welcome to the UDGLBT community. "We could not be more pleased with the WaterWheel," said Patty Tomaszewski, Director of the UDGLBT. "We have always felt very welcome. The food is amazing, the ambiance is great and Nancy, Darin and Teri always make us feel at home."
First Fridays began in reaction to the GLBT community's need for a time and place where they could meet people in a social and informal setting. "When I started the UDGLBT Center, I kept hearing the same question 'Where do you meet people?' " Tomaszewski said. "Since there really wasn't any place, we decided to create one. The WaterWheel has become a venue where folks in the GLBT community know they can go the first Friday of every month to connect with old friends and make new ones."
In addition to a place to meet people, the event has become known for its great music. In Spite of Ourselves, a local trio, and singer songwriter Regina Sayles have provided wonderful entertainment. "We are so lucky to have such talented musicians each month. They have make the event really special and have turned a group of people into a real community.You can tell they enjoy playing for our group and we love them. We all have a lot of fun," Tomaszewski noted.
The Upper Delware GLBT Center thanks The WaterWheel, Anna, Michelle and Glenn of In Spite of Ourselves, Regina Sayles and all who have attended First Fridays and helped to turn the first Friday of each month a night to look forward to.